Chattooga County to start classes Thursday

Vernon Smith, back, and Pacey Smith deliver snacks for the vending machines at Chattooga County High School on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Summerville. Thursday is the first day of school for over 2,600 students in the Chattooga County Schools system. As other districts around the state delayed their back-to-school days or moved to all-remote learning, Chattooga County school officials are going ahead with its plan to start school Thursday, one of the earliest start days in the nation. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)